Commemorating the First World War Centennial in Kansas

Event Organizer: University of Kansas (Page 2 of 2)

Performance. BASETRACK

BASETRACK

October 15, 7:30 pm, Lied Center of Kansas

A multimedia theatrical experience addressing war, community and family, BASETRACK draws on the power of soldiers’ stories to examine the experience of those who served in Afghanistan during America’s longest war.

This program is part of the University of Kansas Centennial Commemoration of World War I, coordinated by the European Studies Program. ...read more

Film. Besa. World War I Film Series

Film Screening of Besa

University Honors Program / Peace & Conflict Studies in the Humanities & Western Civilization Program World War I Film Series

February 12, 5:00 pm, Spencer Museum Auditorium

Set at the start of WWI in Serbia, Besa follows the emergence of an unlikely relationship between Lea, a young Christian Slovenian woman, and Azem, an Albanian Muslim man who has given his besa—his solemn promise—to protect her. Followed by a KU faculty panel discussion: ...read more

Exhibit. The Second Battlefield: Nurses in the First World War

The Second Battlefield: Nurses in the First World War, Spencer Museum of Art

Extended through April 5

Nursing played a crucial role during the First World War. Emergency medical practices evolved enormously during the war years (1914-1918) and thousands more medical workers were involved than in previous wars. This exhibition, like “World War I & The End of Empires,” is drawn primarily from a highly significant gift of over 3,000 WWI works donated to the Spencer Museum of Art earlier this year by Professor Eric Gustav Carlson. It is the first of a number of anticipated thematic selections from the Carlson gift. ...read more

Exhibit. World War I & The End of Empires

World War I & The End of Empires, Spencer Museum of Art

June 30, 2014 – April 5, 2015 | Gallery 401, Empire of Things
Excerpt from the exhibition introduction: “The First World War (1914-1918) involved not only many nations, but also many of the world’s Empires, including the Austro-Hungarian, British, German, Ottoman, and Russian Empires, the French Colonial Empire and the Empire of Japan. In the wake of the industrial revolution “The Great War,” with its new machines of destruction and the enormity of the resulting death tolls, brought about a seismic shift in human consciousness. While this was not the end of “The Empire of Things” as a framing concept, World War One forever changed our notions of modernity and realigned the political map in ways that continue to impact us today. ...read more

Performance. The Goldenberg Duo: Music from Around the World

The Goldenberg Duo: Music from Around the World

 

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
2:00-3:00 PM
Spencer Museum of Art / Central Court

 

Susan Goldenberg, a violinist with the Kansas City Symphony and her brother William Goldenberg, distinguished professor of piano at Northern Illinois University return to the Spencer Museum with selections of classical and contemporary music, taking visitors of all ages on a journey across time and space. This year’s also features works from World War I including Maurice Ravel’s Le Tombeau de Couperin composed between 1914-17 with each movement conceived as a memorial to a friend who died fighting in the War, and works by Fritz Kreisler who served in the War. This concert is presented in conjunction with the KU WWI Centennial Commemoration. Sponsored by Kansas City Symphony Community Connections Initiative (CCI) and Spencer Museum of Art. ...read more

Concert. Steward Copeland and Jon Kimura Parker, “Reimagining Chamber Music”

Steward Copeland and Jon Kimura Parker, “Reimagining Chamber Music”

 

Wednesday, March 25, 7:30 p.m.
Lied Center

Pianist Jon Kimura Parker will perform part of his transcription of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring, composed in May 1913, a year before the outbreak of WWI. On Tuesday, March 24, the pianist will speak with students in the School of Music about his re-envisioned Rite of Spring. ...read more

Film. Belle epoque ili poslednji valcer u Sarajevu (Belle Epoque, or Last Waltz in Sarajevo) (1990).

Belle epoque ili poslednji valcer u Sarajevu (Belle Epoque, or Last Waltz in Sarajevo)

KUCREES Friday Night at the Kino
Friday, April 3
7:00 pm, 318 Bailey

Last Waltz in Sarajevo is set in the last days of the period Europe called “La Belle Epoque”, between the years 1910 and the start of World War I in 1914. Against the backdrop of love, espionage, intrigue and a cabaret, the film provides the social context to why WWI started in Sarajevo. The film will be shown in Serbian with English subtitles. ...read more

LECTURE.”More Than Binding Men’s Wounds” w/ Laurie Stoff. EVERYDAY LIVES ON THE EASTERN FRONT: KU WWI LECTURE SERIES AY 2015/16

 MORE THAN BINDING MEN’S WOUNDS: WOMEN’S WARTIME NURSING IN RUSSIA DURING THE GREAT WAR

 

LAURIE STOFF, SENIOR HONORS FACULTY FELLOW, BARRETT HONORS COLLEGE, ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 02, 7:00PM | UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS, THE COMMONS (SPOONER HALL)

Although the female nurse has been a fixture in modern warfare, she is often overlooked. The nurse’s role was especially important in World War I, when thousands of female medical personnel were required for the treatment of millions of soldiers and civilians. In Russia, nurses were indispensable to the war effort, serving on the front lines and often assuming public leadership roles. These nurses, far from merely binding wounds, provided vital services that put them squarely in traditionally masculine territory, both literally and figuratively. ...read more

Lecture. “Recycling the Disabled” w/ Heather Perry. Everyday Lives on the Eastern Front: KU WWI Lecture Series AY 2015/16

Recycling the Disabled: Army, Medicine, and Modernity in the First World War

 

HEATHER PERRY, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHARLOTTE
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 7:00PM | UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS, THE COMMONS (SPOONER HALL)

This talk will examine the ‘medical organization’ of Imperial Germany for total war. Faced with mounting casualties and a growing labor shortage, German military, industrial, and governmental officials turned to medical experts for assistance in the total mobilization of society. Through an investigation of developments in rehabilitation medicine, prosthetic technology, military medical organization and the cultural history of disability, Heather Perry will discuss how the pressures of warfare transformed not only medical ideas and treatments for injured soldiers, but also social and cultural expectations of the disabled body in Germany as well as in other belligerent nations. ...read more

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